During a Chelsea fan event in Tokyo, Didier Drogba singled out former teammate Frank Lampard as one of the biggest influences on his career at Stamford Bridge
The 40-year-old played with Lampard for eight years at Stamford Bridge, which culminated in Champions League triumph in 2012.
The two set each other up on 36 occasions in the Premier League, still the highest combined figure for goals and assists between two players in the English top flight.
“There's one [player] that I'm going to put a bit more in front because most of my goals came from him, it's Frank Lampard,” Drogba said.
“So, we were trying to bring in new exercises and that's how we progressed and challenged each other to score goals, to create assists and for me I learned a lot from him.”
Playing for Phoenix Rising in the USL Championship, Drogba announced his retirement from football last week.
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